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Social Professionals research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.
Researches the history of human activity and prepares accounts of findings.
Specialisations: Art Historian, Cultural Historian, Economic Historian, Geographical Historian
Transfers a spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language, usually within a limited time frame in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.
Transfers a source text from one language into another, usually within an extended time frame to allow for corrections and modifications and without the presence of the participants requiring the translation.
Studies human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).
Includes Anthropologist, Criminologist, Geographer, Heritage Consultant, Linguist, Parole Board Member, Political Scientist, Sociologist, Transport Analyst
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a small occupation employing 10,100 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Bachelor Degree or higher is usually required and more than three in five workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Social Professionals who have good leadership and planning skills, with a strong ability to communicate.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Teaching and course design.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Helping people to understand and use information.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.